Just when we think the world cannot get any wackier…well, this is 2020 after all, so scroll down and you’ll see what we’re talking about. This week, we look at Twitter cracking down on conspiracy accounts, Big Macs being back in business (with a “lockdown-inspired” ad, no less), surfing Mark Zuckerberg in all his pasty-skinned glory *shudders*, and more.
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Putting the anon in QAnon
Twitter has cracked down on over 7,000 accounts (with around 150,000 more to be suspended) related to the followers of conspiracy theory, QAnon. Long story short: They’re white-supremacist, pro-MAGA, alt-right trolls. They’re well known for circulating nonsense that your typical tinfoil hat-wearing, Guy Fawkes mask profile picture-donning moron loves to take too seriously. They circulated the conspiracy about child trafficking in restaurant chains (pizzagate — which lead to harassment and even shootings). They are also the “brains” behind Wayfairgate (child tracking but this time it’s furniture stores!) and other deep-state theories.
I’d celebrate this, normally. But, the fact that there are people out there gormless enough to believe this to the point of causing harm to others is gross.
Return of the Mac
You ever feel like a song was made just for you? When McDonald’s reopened its UK restaurants this week, it heralded the return of the Mac with a campaign titled, “Welcome Back,” also known as the Return Of The Mac. You know what I’m like when it comes to big, monolithic brands, but you have to admit this is perfect.
Not bad, big brand. Not bad. The only thing missing was the counterpart hip-hop video, starting MC Ronald.
Zuckerberg surfs, inspires meme
In a bid to prove that everything he does, he does it in the most unsettling, un-human way possible — Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg went surfing this week looking like the Joker. The three-inch layer of sunscreen, the look on his face, the pose, everything about it is just so… uncanny valley. Maybe I shouldn’t hate on him for taking our sun so seriously? An interdimensional lizard man like him is probably not used to our solar system yet, you know?
Jokes aside, don’t sleep on your UV protection, folks!